Just after Heath Ledger’s untimely death, Jack Nicholson appeared in a video claiming to have warned Heath Ledger about the dangers of sleeping pills. In the video, Nicholson looks confused and isn’t sure who Heath is when first asked for a comment on his death. When told he died of an overdose, Nicholson seems to say, “I warned him.”
He’s now claiming that he was misquoted and that he actually said, “I warned them,” meaning the drug company that makes the sleeping pills. Nicholson had never met Ledger, but claims to have had an odd experience with the pills which ending in him waking up in his driveway.
Nicholson had previously spoken out about his disappointment in not being asked to reprise the role of The Joker, which Heath Ledger had just finished filming before his death, so it’s even odder that Jack had no idea who Heath was when approached by the reporters and paparazzi.